Friday, December 7, 2012

Review '- NuNaturals Stevia

I was recently given the opportunity to review some yummy, natural, sweeteners.

NuNaturals has a whole line of natural stevia products. Stevia is a very sweet herb that can be used as a safe, all natural, low calorie sweetener, safe for diabetics. You can read more about stevia here.

NuNaturals generously sent me one bottle each of Peppermint, Lemon, and Orange NuStevia. AND they threw in Vanilla and regular liquid stevia, white stevia powder packets, and their new, prebiotic blend . Along with all these yummy goodies, they sent me a whole stack of recipes to get started with, and a conversion chart, showing how much of each type of stevia to use in place of sugar in recipes.

When I received my box of goodies, I immediately started using the liquid sweeteners in my coffee (vanilla and peppermint are both YUMMY for that!) and adding the lemon and orange to ice tea and water. For water, I add some real lemon to it too, so it's more lemony and not so sweet. We've also enjoyed using the the peppermint in hot chocolate, yum!

One of the recipes we tried, using the powdered sweetners, was this muffin recipe. We liked them, as written (using eggs instead of egg replacer), but then we had to try them again, substituting the orange liquid stevia instead of the powder. YUM!! Though I need to play with the amount of liquid, they were so moist they fell apart (because of the changes I made, to a liquid sweetner, and eggs instead of the powdered substitute)

Another "recipe" we made was loosely based on a friend's recipe for healthy chocolate. All we did was combine equal parts coconut oil and cocoa powder, then added orange stevia (peppermint would be yummy too!) to taste. Drop it in little plops on wax paper (or if you're feeling fancy, pipe it) and freeze it. Yummy, healthy, chocolate drops that I'm happy to let my kids eat whenever they ask!! (they do need to be kept in the freezer)

So, if you're looking for a healthy, natural low calorie sweetner, stevia's the best option, and the NuNatural stevia products are some of the best I've tried!

AND they are offering a special coupon for our readers: just enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG1212  at checkout to receive a 15% DISCOUNT on your ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains  EFFECTIVE UNTIL  DECEMBER 31, 2012 .

You can also get free shipping on any order over $35 after discounts.

Disclaimer; I received this product free to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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